Steering RAM bolt torque settings

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Steering RAM bolt torque settings

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Just finished one of the more awkward jobs on the 1.9 TD - steering gaiters for both sides. At least it was dry, hot & sunny! Nearly finished but couldn't find the torque setting for the RAM's M12 star and 14mm bolts. Max torque for a standard M12 is 99 lb/ft but its a 1.5 pitch. Its temporarily tightened to the same as the mounting bolts (i.e. 41lb/ft) and I've guessed the 14mm head one should be around 25-30 lb/ft. Does anyone know what torque setting Citroen specified for these bolts?
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Re: Steering RAM bolt torque settings

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I cannot see it listed anywhere either. It maybe in the Citroen workshop manuals but I don't have those. I replaced my LH gaiter last year and used 30 and 45 to tighten the bolts to as well as using lots of thread sealant.
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Re: Steering RAM bolt torque settings

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Thanks for looking. I'll check them next time I've got the front jacked up. A bit strange its so difficult to find the correct settings for something like a steering RAM.
Whilst under there doing the gaiters, I saw that the feed pipe between the FDV and steering pinion has been grating the subframe so spent most of yesterday replacing that. It took longer as I decided to make some mods to the pinion heat shield so it is now easier to take off and refit (basically spot welded a nut/washer and used an Allen bolt instead of the hex one). Off topic so plan to write a short description with photo for others!
1.9 TGD (Estate, manual)
1.9 TRD (2 Saloons, auto & manual)
1.9 TXD (Saloon, auto)
TZD Turbo (Saloon, manual)
GTI 4 x 4 (Saloon, manual)